Cassandra Le

13 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Like | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @CassandraLe | Keep up with Cassandra Le on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cassandra Le”

Profits are coming: How Game of Thrones invigorated Hollywood

As the fifth season of the popular HBO show wraps up, we take a look at how Hollywood is playing up GoT’s tropes to achieve box office glory<p>The finale of the fifth season of Game of Thrones came to a close, as many predicted, in a torrent of controversy. Blood was spilled and the shocks unravelled. …

TV Series

Steven Sotloff, American Journalist, Beheaded By ISIS

The militant Islamic State group released a video on Tuesday in which it beheaded the captured American journalist Steven Sotloff.<p>The SITE Intelligence Group was the first to alert the world of the horrific video's existence. On Wednesday morning, American intelligence officials confirmed that the …

Daily life in North Korea | North Korea

There is a popular saying, "Wherever there is oppression, there is resistance". This oft-quoted statement might sound lofty and uplifting, but, alas, it is patently false. As experience of the 20th century politics demonstrates well, it is quite possible to organise a state in a way that precludes …

Hate crime charges planned after Jewish center slayings

A white supremacist accused in a shooting rampage that left three people dead outside two Jewish centers in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan., will face hate crime charges, authorities said Monday.<p>Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, from rural Missouri, was arrested Sunday and held on a charge of …

Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers as pro-Russia militants seize more buildings

Pro-Russia militants seized another government building in eastern Ukraine Monday, hours after a deadline set by the Ukrainian government for gunmen to surrender their weapons passed early Monday, with no immediate sign of any action to force the insurgents out.<p>The Associated Press reported that …

NATO Chief: 40,000 Russian Troops Amassed Near Ukraine's Border

(Adds quotes, background)<p>PRAGUE, April 10 (Reuters) - Russia must pull back its troops from the Ukrainian border as a first step to start dialogue over the crisis there, NATO General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday.<p>Rasmussen said some 40,000 Russian troops were massed along …

Fascinating Photos Capture the Opening of Vietnam’s First McDonald’s

On February 8, 2014, McDonald’s, one of the biggest beacons of Americanism there is, opened its very first restaurant in all of Vietnam, in Ho Chi …

Philippines prepares for historic peace deal | US & Canada

<b>Cotabato City, Philippines</b> - Weeks before Benigno Aquino III was elected president of the Philippines in 2010, the rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) hosted a secret meeting with a high-ranking US embassy official and two American dignitaries. The impending national elections and the …

This Russian Exclave Has Poland Worried About What Putin Will Do Next

Putin's invasion in Crimea and his apparent willingness to redraw international borders to have set Eastern Europe and the Baltic States on edge.<p>Russian forces poured into the strategic Black Sea region under the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians from "lawlessness," setting a dangerous …

Syrian jet shot down by Turkey

Conflict encroaches on Nato's eastern frontiers as Turkey shoots down Syrian fighter jet it says violated its airspace<p>The <b>Syrian</b> conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when <b>Turkey</b> shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during …

NATO: Russia Has 'Sizeable' And 'Ready' Forces at Ukraine Border

Russia has amassed enough forces on Ukraine’s border to reach Moldova’s vulnerable Trans-Dniester region, NATO’s top military commander warned on Sunday.<p>Moscow has mobilized a “very, very sizeable and very, very ready” military contingent on Ukraine’s eastern boundary, Supreme Allied Commander …